keswick film festival

The Golden Dream [La jaula de oro] (no cert.)

2013, Guatemala/Spain/Mexico, 102 mins, Diego Quemada-Diez

Showing Fri 28 February, 8.30pm

The Golden Dream [La jaula de oro] (no cert.)

This production ended on 28/02/2014

Synopsis

Location Alhambra

A group of Guatemalan teenagers are ill prepared for the precarious journey that takes them from their native country to what they hope will be a bright new life in the United States. Diego Quemada-Díez’s debut feature draws on outstanding performances from his young, non-professional cast.

The film succeeds as both a gritty, uncompromising portrait of the teenagers’ travels and a moving, eloquent testament to the power of friendship and camaraderie in the most testing of circumstances. (London FF)

Winner, Un Certain Regard, Talent Prize, Cannes 2013
Winner, Best Film: Mar del Plata, Zurich, Thessalonica FF (all 2013)

Thanks to Peccadillo Pictures

Prices £5